See what the average commute is in Covington County, MS

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Covington County, MS

American commutes are getting longer, with a U.S. Census Bureau report released in 2021 revealing the average one-way commute in 2019 reached a record high of 27.6 minutes. Combined with high gas prices, workers' daily commutes are increasingly time-consuming and expensive—so much so that some are calling for commutes to count as part of the workday.

Even worse are travel times for "super commuters"—that unlucky 10% of Americans traveling more than one hour each way to punch a clock.

Stacker compiled statistics about the average commute in Covington County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Covington County has a longer commute than three out of six neighboring counties, with Forrest County, MS having the shortest commute at 21.1 minutes.

Covington County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 26.2 minutes
--- 4.0% higher than state average
--- #41 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 96.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.4%
- Workers who work from home: 1.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Forrest County, MS: 21.1 minutes
#2. Jones County, MS: 23.8 minutes
#3. Lamar County, MS: 26.0 minutes
#4. Covington County, MS: 26.2 minutes
#5. Simpson County, MS: 32.8 minutes
#6. Jefferson Davis County, MS: 33.7 minutes
#7. Smith County, MS: 35.7 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Mississippi
#1. Leflore County: 17.4 minutes
#2. Grenada County: 17.8 minutes
#2. Washington County: 17.8 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Mississippi
#1. Amite County: 42.1 minutes
#2. Lawrence County: 38.9 minutes
#3. Marion County: 36.7 minutes

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